Access to Medicines at Risk across the Globe: What to Watch Out For in Free Trade Agreements with the United States (Eng/Spa/Port)
By deliberately restricting the availability of low-cost medicines, these agreements will have a direct impact on the health of people in developing countries.
The purpose of this paper is to point out what to look out for in these free trade agreements, to explain what the United States is seeking and show what the impact will be. Médecins Sans Frontières hopes to advocate that countries do not agree to any measures in trade agreements which restrict peoples’ access to essential medicines. Intellectual property should be kept out of these agreements.